Bart Vanstaen

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal BV/SRL

Bart is specialised in all areas of corporate law and structuring, M&A, commercial law and business contracts. Bart has extensive experience advising Belgian and international clients with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His involvement includes legal due diligence, legal structuring of transactions, drafting of transaction documentation, assistance with negotiations, signing and closing and post-acquisition restructurings.

He assisted various large corporates and other organisations with complex structuring, legal entity simplification and corporate transformational projects. He advised various multinational groups with the legal aspects and implementation of transfer pricing and value chain transformation projects.

He speaks Dutch, English and French.  

Professional background

2017 - present 

Advocaat vennoot/Avocat Associé, PwC Legal - Member of the Brussels Bar

2013 - 2017

Senior Managing Associate, PwC Legal

2006 - 2013

Legal Consultant to Senior Manager, Corporate & Commercial department, PwC Belgium  

Publications 

  • "Ceci n'est pas un tiers - De fiscus is geen derde in de zin van de bepalingen omtrent de tegenwerpelijkheid van akten van vennootschappen met rechtspersoonlijkheid”, noot onder Cass. 2 september 2016, trv-rps 2018/1.
  • "De implementatie van het UBO-register”, Accountacy & Fiscaliteit 2018, nr. 30.
  • Waarom (intragroep) contracten de aandacht verdienen van zowel een juridisch als fiscaal expert”, Accountancy & Fiscaliteit 2015, nr.1, 5.
  • Zitje in een raad van bestuur? Blijf niet stilzitten!” in Dynamiek / Entreprendre (BECI), December 2012

Academic Experience or roles in institutional organisation

  • Bart is a member of the general assembly of the Flemish bar association (Orde van Vlaamse Balies).

Contact details

Tel: +32 473 52 62 49

Email

Specialty

  • Business contracts
  • Corporate law and structuring
  • M&A
  • Start-ups and scale-ups